Australian Fiction | Wyatt’s World

Just as Nordic novels had their heyday before becoming a reliable source for not-to-miss titles, Australian fiction is having its own moment. These five new novels illustrate how the history of the nation and its changeable locales provide fodder for mysteries, thrillers, and literary fiction.

GPS, Gumshoes, and a Ghost Story | Books for Dudes

This month I reread Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and damn if I didn’t revisit the whole raison d’être of Books for Dudes, because, jeez, did Roach ever pen the grandmammy of all books for dudes.